Autumn Term

What a great first term back at St. George’s year 2 have had. The children have settled back brilliantly and are working very hard.

We started the term looking at our concept, health. We explored why eating a balanced diet, exercising and good hygiene is so important for our health and the children wrote an information text to educate others. We received a letter from Joe Wicks and we wrote a letter back explaining what our favourite exercise is and why we need to exercise.

After learning about health from the present day, we took a step back in history to the Roman era to see how things have changed since. We had a day at Medical School, where each child had a patient complaining of head pain. As we were Romans, we performed a surgery called trepanning, where we had to drill a hole in the patient’ skull. No need to panic, the patients were balloons and no body got hurt in the process! Next, we found out about the Roman’s hygiene habits, which took us to the Roman Baths. We had to become archaeologists for the day when we received a phone call, after a discovery had been made. After some digging, we found what was believed to be Roman tiles from a Roman bath! We looked at how the Romans found ways of getting clean water and discovered that still today, Africa hasn’t got easy access to clean water. This gave us a chance to begin our study on Africa and we were shocked to learn about how different health is in Africa!

Alongside this, we have also been looking at how Music  and Art can change our emotions and the way we feel. This also lead to us visiting the elderly people at Vincent Court to spread some joy by sining a few Christmas songs!

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!